Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Had it up to here with your kids?
If you live in Nebraska, you just throw them in the car, drive them to the nearest hospital or police station, and dump them off. End of problem. End of parental responsibility.
What’s that you say? Your kid is 19?
No problem. Nebraska’s new Safe Haven Law lets you get rid of (sorry to be so blunt but that’s what it is) any and all your kids, even teens up to age 19.
Yes, it’s silly. Yes, it’s stupid. Yes, lawmakers in Nebraska who approved this nonsense are fools. And yes, Cornhuskers are taking advantage of this, how shall I put it, opportunity.
My sharp wife, Jennifer posed an intriguing question not too long ago. What if you’re from another state? Can you dump and go?
The law and its legal protections apply only to Nebraska residents but Jennifer’s point is well taken. In today’s society, would that minor detail stop anyone?
The answer, of course, is no.